Our Mission

“Bringing the Arts to the People”
It’s What We Do!
Dan Dalpra – Founder/Chairman


The Chautauqua Lake Pops started with an idea and has become a stellar landmark where charitable passion and creativity meet. Each season we strive to bring new and innovative programming to stimulate all ages of our community and visitors.

This year’s star studded programming will not disappoint and will continue the mission of creating “A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES” and growth for our community. From our great Tribute shows, Lake Night at the Movies, The Chautauqua Opry, Special Saturday night concerts to our super Labor Day weekend finale with the Chautauqua Lake Pops Symphony Orchestra.

Creative collaboration with other organizations and introducing reserved seating has been instrumental in keeping the floating stage afloat. We have created over $15 million in economic development annually for the entire region. In spite of difficult economic times we continue to move forward creating jobs and stimulating economic and social growth for everyone.

Partnership has been the key to our success.

We appreciate the generous corporate and individual partners who have invested their money and personal services to continue to make the Chautauqua Lake Pops a major economic and cultural engine for the entire region.

Our website, www.chautauqualakepops.com, is full of information and easy access to all the Pops programs, plus links to many great opportunities for making your experience with us memorable.

You can help us continue the mission of providing our region with unlimited programming of “Bringing the Art’s to the People” for everyone to enjoy. Become a partner of the Chautauqua Lake Pops, and benefit today. All proceeds help fund the Chautauqua Lake Pops Program, a 501C3 Not for Profit organization.

1. Secure your reserved seats online for any or all of the great performances now by clicking here.

2. Sponsor an event or the entire series, reach the 1 million people who follow the Pops, and access the 250,000 people who will visit this summer.  Click here to become a sponsor.

We are deeply grateful for your support and will cherish your friendship and “LIFETIME OF MEMORIES and DREAMS”.

Dan Dalpra